PayPal Commerce Platform

About PayPal Commerce Platform

PayPal Checkout is an online checkout solution that can be integrated with eCommerce marketplaces and business websites to allow customers to use a range of payment methods on websites, in-app, or on mobile. The tool aims to increase conversions and reduce cart abandonment by streamlining checkout.

PayPal Checkout's Smart Payment Buttons allow users to embed multiple payment options in their site, including PayPal, PayPal Credit, and Venmo. Any payments made through Venmo can be shared on the customer's Venmo activity feed, providing an opportunity to increase brand awareness. The PayPal Smart Button's One Touch functionality allows customers to make payments without needing to log into their account.

Aiming to reduce cart abandonment, PayPal sends emails to customers with a Store Cash offer, which is automatically applied to the recovered transaction. Users can control their Store Cash campaigns, including budgets and dollar amounts per customer, and track the number of redeemed offered through the dashboard.


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Overall rating

4,6 /5
(471)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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Gary
Gary
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Good payment processor

Reviewed on 2021/11/04

Undoubtedly my experience has been good, except for a limitation of my account due to the negligence...

Undoubtedly my experience has been good, except for a limitation of my account due to the negligence of a buyer of my company's products. I love using PayPal because it allows me to associate the account in e-commerce service platforms, this makes it easier for consumers to make a payment. At the business level, having this platform is essential.

Pros

I really love this platform for fast and secure payment processing. I like it a lot because you can add bank accounts to withdraw money or send to other users, in addition to credit or debit cards, this makes payments easier. International shipments can be sent at an attractive exchange rate between currencies. This platform is used to pay for services automatically and keep accounts up to date, and has good security to protect both the seller and the buyer of the products.

Cons

I think the commissions are a bit high, especially when shipping internationally. Sometimes payments are withheld as a security measure, this can certainly affect the performance of a secure transaction as it can slow down the process. Account blocks or limitations can be seen very frequently.

Daniel
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

It's been helpful, but

Reviewed on 2021/04/02

PayPal has been very helpful in setting up payment processing and integrating it with my website....

PayPal has been very helpful in setting up payment processing and integrating it with my website. Reporting and payouts are simple and easy. This product is just incredibly helpful.

Pros

PayPal is extremely easy to use for payment gateways, invoicing, and taking donations through my nonprofit organization. It is highly intuitive, has good support and community help modules, and has been very responsive when i had problems. I also really appreciate the below-market rate for nonprofit donation processing.

Cons

One feature that would be helpful for a non-profit is having the ability for the donor to pay the processing fees. Other donor software allows tis and it helps to cover costs for small organizations. One other concern is that some of my potential donors chose not to donate because they were unhappy with PayPal's socio-political activism and would not support using this product. When numerous donors tell em this, i need to look for other options.

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Square Payments and Stripe

Reasons for Choosing PayPal Commerce Platform

Cornerstone overcharged me, customer service lied to me and nearly every experience I had with them was unpleasant.

Reasons for Switching to PayPal Commerce Platform

Greater functionality than other payment processors
Tiffany
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Your Pal, PayPal

Reviewed on 2020/11/26

Overall for the minor aches PayPal commerce is a good solution for any size business. There are...

Overall for the minor aches PayPal commerce is a good solution for any size business. There are enough tools to support a range of situations from start ups to enterprises all from a familiar brand that has the reputation to back it's products while offering customer comfort and satisfaction.

Pros

Just like a childhood friend or some comfort food, PayPal is a trusted, reliable partner to cover all your businesses financial needs. It's feature friendly platform is easy to follow and intuitively grows we with your business.

Cons

If by chance a problem does arise, it's a bit of a hassle getting in touch with customer service. There's a thorough questioning done, which can troubleshoot a lot of common issues, but it's a pain if you just want to get straight to a representative.

Alejandro
Alejandro
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  • Industry: Environmental Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Paypal Commerce Platform

Reviewed on 2022/01/21

My experience with Paypal's e-commerce platform has been good, it has provided more solutions than...

My experience with Paypal's e-commerce platform has been good, it has provided more solutions than drawbacks.
Thanks to this platform we can receive payments online.
At this time there are many platforms of this type, but I still think that Paypal is the safest and most reliable.
No matter what device is used, the experience with the paypal platform is always pleasant.

Pros

It is a payment gateway that facilitates electronic commerce, is widely used (more than 200 countries), and turns out to be very safe for the consumer. I really like that it allows you to use your paypal balance or credit or debit card, or a mixture of both methods to make a purchase.
The payment gateway can be integrated with all kinds of websites, it is well known and used.
This payment gateway for electronic commerce is a practical and fast way to start receiving payments on our website.
And it is very easy to use. Excellent!

Cons

In my opinion it has few disadvantages.
It can be difficult to integrate the payment gateway with a website. In our case and at the time, we had to hire a technician or specialist to do it, we couldn't do it.
We have also noticed that the commissions that PayPal receives are a little higher than other payment gateways.
And finally, what has caused us the most problem is that we cannot transfer the funds from our paypal account to a bank account. For most Latin American countries, Paypal does not allow it.

Waldo
Waldo
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Seamless Online Integration

Reviewed on 2021/03/30

Our experience has been positive from the start. During the setup phase the PayPal support team...

Our experience has been positive from the start. During the setup phase the PayPal support team were always on hand, and never seemed to rush through any of the steps. They constantly upgrade in the background, and add useful features that make working it easier in the long run. The platform also delivers on every promise and integrates across all online applications where we use it.

Pros

Firstly, PayPal is synonymous with integrity, security and ease-of-mind online transacting. This software therefore offers our customers a stability that reflects well on our own company. The features for the backend user are multiple, and PayPal has really thought about any and every eventuality.

Cons

Initially the backend takes time to get used to, and to place that framework within your own workflow. But once the backend is understood, management becomes really easy. Much of it is not intuitive if one does not have some accounting background, but even so, any user can familiarize themselves quickly.

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PayPal Commerce Platform FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for PayPal Commerce Platform.

PayPal Commerce Platform offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0,01
  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

No setup or monthly fees are payable. Pricing is per transaction, with US pricing of 2.9% + $0.30. Outside of the US, transaction fees are 4.4% plus a fixed fee based on the country's currency. Contact PayPal for full pricing information.

PayPal Commerce Platform has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

PayPal Commerce Platform supports the following languages:

English

PayPal Commerce Platform supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

PayPal Commerce Platform integrates with the following applications:

Venmo

PayPal Commerce Platform offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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